March 12, 2007 |
The man has star quality. But you have to wonder: Do players know who the New Mexico State coach is because he was a two-time NBA All-Star in the 1980s, or because he played Coach Bill Fuller on the NBC Saturday morning show "Hang Time" for three years in the 1990s? Reggie Theus, who starred at Inglewood High and played in the 1977 Final Four for Jerry Tarkanian at Nevada Las Vegas before a 13-season NBA career, has turned New Mexico State around in a hurry.
June 22, 2000 |
Former Oklahoma State coach Gary Ward, who led the Cowboys to 10 College World Series appearances in 19 seasons, replaced his son as coach at New Mexico State on Wednesday. Rocky Ward, the Aggies' coach the past four seasons, will remain as an assistant coach after the school decided to reorganize the program. The Aggies went 19-36 last season, including 4-26 in the Big West Conference.
March 1, 2000 |
Lou Henson flashes a vast-as-the-prairie grin and almost hops from behind his desk in the New Mexico State basketball office. His 36 years in college basketball have slowed him, some. The patch of red hair that sparked is-it-live-or-is-it-Memorex debates is thinner, grayer and clearly his own. But the smile still beams disarmingly. Few schoomze better. Henson sits on the couch to chat instead of speaking from across the desk. He punctuates his points with a light touch on the shoulder.
January 4, 2000 |
The reshaping of the Big West Conference could be completed within three weeks because New Mexico State and North Texas have requested to leave the conference a year early, conference commissioner Dennis Farrell said Monday. The two schools were scheduled to move to the Sun Belt Conference in 2001-2002 but might leave beginning next fall in all sports except football and, possibly, women's soccer.
October 17, 1997 |
Neil McCarthy, New Mexico State's all-time winningest basketball coach, was stripped of coaching duties Thursday and accused of overemphasizing victory at the expense of academics. McCarthy, 56, who had amassed 248 Aggie victories and a trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 12 years, will be replaced this season by former New Mexico State and Illinois Coach Lou Henson, one of the most successful Division I coaches.
September 12, 1997 |
For two years, Kendall Blackburn did his bit to turn the Cal State Northridge football program into a winner. He would like nothing more than to see the Matadors fail on Saturday. Moreover, he's getting paid to help make it happen. Blackburn, once a Northridge assistant, is the tight ends coach at New Mexico State (0-2), which plays host to Northridge (1-1) in a nonconference game at Aggie Memorial Stadium. "I'm sure it'll be a funny feeling being on the other sideline," Blackburn said.